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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1680 / 70.036

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is locally common, being found most often in old oak woods. The peak of the second brood is, on average, nearly three times larger than that of the first brood. There is a high incidence of colour variation within the second brood, with a tendency for the terminal area of the forewing to be suffused with grey; this may be related to the higher temperatures experienced by the... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - July, July - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
21/09/2019+9SY98 Wareham
15/09/201919SY49 Bridport
15/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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